Box Office Bomb: Only made $241,000 out of its $713,511 budget in both of its theatrical releases in 1941 and 1946.
Creator Backlash: According to "The Fleischer Story", Max Fleischer considered the film a failure, even compared to Gulliver, and refused to even consider the film one of his achievements when he was interviewed in the 1950's. However, this could be chalked up to some unfortunate behind the scenes problems, such as the fact that he had a terrible falling out with his brother, Dave Fleischer, during the films creation, and the fact that the films release coincided with Paramount kicking him and Dave out of their own studio and turning it into Famous Studios.
Follow the Leader: As noted, this film is different than Disney product of the day because it is set in a contemporary setting. But still, the musical sequence where the bugs sing as they set up Mr. Beetle and Honey's wedding plays very much like a Silly Symphony.